Friday, February 24, 2012

Monday, Feb 20 - sleepy puppy

As I was getting ready for work I caught Simon trying to catch a few more zzzz's....

No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap.  ~Carrie Snow

Sunday, Feb 19, Sawyer's Baptism

Today is the day that Baby Sawyer joined the Catholic faith.

He didn't even cry when the priest was pouring the water on his little head :)

There was a part of the ceremony where Sawyer's parents and Godparents held a candle to light his path through the Catholic faith.

Twinkle, twinkle tiny light,
little eyes that shine so bright,
a precious baby from heaven above,
fills our hearts with so much love.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

things that make me :)

So I've been having pretty poopy past few days lately. My coworkers are pretty much the bestest coworkers and friends a gal like me can have. They all have been great at being sympathetic and keeping my spirits up by their random acts of kindness and love. We all pretty much care and actually support each other. Today was no different. My greatest coworker friend Piotr gave me and Ali these...

"A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bed time!!!

Simon is all ready to cuddle now.
Good night everybody!

Sleeping is no mean art:  for its sake one must stay awake all day.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tea and crochet

I finally took out the enormous skein of yarn I got the other day and decided what I'm going to make with it. I've got the creative juices flowing with the help of some Argo tea. Hope my crochet project turns out. Stay tuned!

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. - Edwin Land

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pet sitting... The cat does exist!!!!

Here's the other half of the pet duo I get to take care of every now and again. Meet Rummy :-) He's a great kitty, but I had to swat him away after he was being naughty just now...

Cats are like angels with whiskers :)

Valentine's Day

While visiting my nieces and nephew over the weekend I was helping my nephew Colin fill out his Valentines for his class on Tuesday.
He asked me to specifically give this one to Vince. It even came with a motorcycle eraser!

Age does not protect you from love. But to some extent, ortects you from age. - Anais Nin

Monday, February 13, 2012

for the love of a dog

I came back to spend some with my cousin's wife Aive after she had a small procedure. I got to spend time with the kids again in front of the tv. I got a chance to capture this touching photo...

My niece Bailey and their dog Clover lying down and enjoying each other's company. It was super cute! But then Clover had an itchy...

The dog was created specially for children. He is the cod of frolic. - Henry Ward Beecher

Sunday, Feb 12 - smiley eggs

I went to visit some family today. I got to play with my niece and nephew and got to spend some great quality time with them. I decided to stay for dinner. My cousin decided to make some scrambled eggs to go with the food. When he cracked open the eggs this is what he got.

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Saturday, Feb 11 - Firsts

As I was going through the basement filled with my childhood momentos I came across my first wallet. Of course it was Hello Kitty ^_^
Memory feeds imagination. - Amy Tan

Friday, Feb 10 - Pet sitting

When my friends go out of town I get to pet sit my furry godchildren. This is one of them :)

Meet Soco. She's stinking cute and a handful hehe...

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber
There's a cat in the house too. He just hasn't come out yet ;) Maybe tomorrow???

Thurs, Feb 9 - concrete fishing

Today is the day that I set up Escapism's first art show of the year. Beforehand I was out early to pick up some pieces from fellow artists. I made a quick pit stop and noticed these beautiful water creatures in the ground.

Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime. - Chinese proverb

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

first bonfire of the year

It was a chilly night. Not as cold as it should be during February. I met up some with some friends for dinner and our gracious hostess Kim decided to light up a bonfire in her back yard.

That's Dave tending the flames :)

She also put together a phoenix built with paper, fabric, and lots of bad memories and bad juujuu that we wanted to offer up to the Heavens so we can start fresh in this New Year. Also included are the dreams, accomplishments, and new experiences.

Kim's getting ready the bird of bad intentions

And then we watch the fire take the paper bird and fly away....

Another new year is here! Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt and fear. To love, to laugh, to give! - William Arthur Ward

Monday, February 6, 2012

early buds

Because of the warm weather Chicago has been experiencing I've noticed the trees are starting to bud. Considering we're only in the 6th day of the 2nd month of the year it's kind of early...

Who has the fame to be an early riser may sleep till noon. - James Howell

Sunday, Feb 5 - Super Bowl

(For some reason Blogger was not my friend this weekend. Here is another post that was supposed to be up yesterday.)

Today is the Super Bowl and I'm overt at some friends' house watching the game, eating yummy food, and just enjoying everyone's company. Then came along Ella and Clyde. Apparently they wanted in on the fun too :-)

 "A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime." - Mark Twain

Sat, Feb 4 - sweet tooth

(I'm a little late in updating this blog. This was started on Saturday but I couldn't publish it for some reason.)

I had an early morning meeting today. When I was off I decided to walk around downtown Chicago for a bit. When I got to my destination I decided to take a sweet stop and nosh on a yummy cupcake from Magnolia Bakery. The cupcake I tried was an orange cake cupcake with a chocolate buttercream frosting. It was quite delish :)

"When life gives you lemons... just bake some lemon cupcakes."

Friday, February 3, 2012

etsy :)

So I woke up this morning and decided to take the plunge. As an artist it would be in my best interest to start up an Etsy page. Although participating in craft fairs, art shows, and mostly word of mouth events have helped me in the past, an Etsy page will also help put myself out there more and that way I can also help others as well. I'm guessing that this is what is called being a grown up. So here it is, folks!

“My intellectual development was retarded, as a result of which I began to wonder about space and time only when I had already grown up.” - Albert Einstein

Right now my RoroAGogo Etsy page only has my recycled mens tie cuffs, it will soon host my photographs, postcards, and other beautful things that I create on my own. Please feel free to check it out and purchase a thing or two :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012


As I'm watching the movie, The Princess Bride, I glance over and see Simon taking a small snooze. He makes me smile...and get very sleepy...

Let sleeping dogs lie. - Robert Walpole


I was taking a quick stroll before I went to work today. As I was walking through a park I ran across some grazing geese. Not sheep, geese...

If you feel the urge, don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway? - Will Rogers